Lori Knutson is the Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness for Duke University Health System. Her responsibilities include Duke Integrative Medicine, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center as well as the Duke Health and Fitness Center. She is co-creator and faculty member of the Duke Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare.
Prior to her work with Duke, Lori was the Corporate Administrative Director of Integrative Health and Medicine for Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey. In this role Lori developed a network wide integrative health and medicine program and services including outpatient clinics, inpatient services, community outreach, and research. In 2014 Lori established an Integrative Health clinic for the underserved in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was the clinical lead for an Inter-professional HRSA grant with the University Of Minnesota School Of Nursing. She is the founding executive director (2002-2011) of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Allina Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the time named the largest and most comprehensive integrative health program in the U.S.
Lori was instrumental in the infrastructure and database development that led to a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to study integrative pain management in the acute care setting. She is a senior advisor to Healthy US. Lori lectures widely and has co-authored several book chapters and published peer-reviewed articles.
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